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To fire my personal trainer?

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RainbowsAndCrystals Fri 13-Oct-17 18:09:05

I'm a good client, never had an issue paying, never once cancelled and always on time.

The whole time I've been with him I always have my sessions at 6. He's now trying to bump my slot to 8 so he can give other clients the 6am slot.

This would mean I would have to stay later at work to make up my hours.

Feel like he's putting his other and probably new clients above me.

C0untDucku1a Fri 13-Oct-17 18:10:02

Just say that doesnt work for you.

CircleofWillis Fri 13-Oct-17 18:10:59

If it doesn't suit you and he won't keep your time the same get another trainer.

CoughLaughFart Fri 13-Oct-17 18:12:27

To quote the cast of Grange Hill, just say no.

Papafran Fri 13-Oct-17 18:13:14

Yeah, just say sorry, doesn't work for me as I need to be in work by X time. If he says he can't do 6 then say you are very sorry but you will need to find someone else.

helpmefast Fri 13-Oct-17 18:18:53

Is it definitely for new clients? My trainer stopped doing sessions before 7:30 simply because he was sick of waking up early 😂

Allthebestnamesareused Fri 13-Oct-17 18:23:43

Mine did that too or at least tried to.

I was going 3 times a week and he wanted the slot for a new client who I heard via a friend later left after 2 weeks. I'd been going for a year. Customer loyalty meant nothing to him.

LadyDeLaFuente Fri 13-Oct-17 18:25:19

Did he ask you or tell you? I'm not a PT but work with clients with a regular schedule and occasionally I'll ask if they'd be able to change day/time so I can fit someone else in that can only have that slot. If they can't, no big deal, we continue with the same time as before.

Did he say it was for new clients? I agree he might want a lie-in or an existing client might have changed job and want to change slot.

Just say no. And if he can't adapt, find someone new.

Hellywelly10 Fri 13-Oct-17 18:41:10

Depends on how effective he is? Has your body changed for the better since working wit has him. Does he regularly mix up your programme or are you doing the same thing again and again?

allthecheese Fri 13-Oct-17 18:56:18

Sounds very odd. I'm a part time PT and would much rather committed clients than an unknown new client. But yes. I would get rid of him. It's important to have a good relationship with your PT and that is behaviour that suggests he doesn't have your best interests at heart.

PuppyMonkey Fri 13-Oct-17 18:58:01

6am - yikes. shock

RainbowsAndCrystals Fri 13-Oct-17 19:03:16

Well I can pretty always do any day during the week (he doesn't work weekends) at 6am or 7am. So that's 10 different slots so pushing me to 8 must means he's trying to fit new people in.

RainbowsAndCrystals Sun 15-Oct-17 16:26:52

He's now said that he can't fit in both sessions next week but I can have 3 the following week hmm

It's seriously pissed me off

Glumglowworm Sun 15-Oct-17 16:30:11

Just say you can't do 8! And if he can no longer do a slot that suits you then you'll have to find someone else

I think it's a bit cheeky but not necessarily BU to ask if you could swap to 8am, as long as PT accepts no for an answer and doesn't pressurise or guilt trip you over it.

SpanskIld Sun 15-Oct-17 16:31:45

Just tell him that the new timing is inconvenient for you.

Movablefeast Sun 15-Oct-17 16:37:31

He's out of order to move a client with an established schedule and try and bump you for new business. Tell him you need to stick to your 3× per week schedule at 6am. If he is disrespectful keep working out with him while you look for a new PT - is he independent or does he have a boss you can complain to?

magoria Sun 15-Oct-17 16:54:24

Look for another PT.

He is putting new ones over you so loses you to someone who will put you first.

His loss.

BriechonCheese Sun 15-Oct-17 17:00:24

Find a new PT and tell him why.

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